Collaborative Quilting

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For our return to school in September and October, students participated in a collaborative quilting activity. Each classroom was given a specific set of colours to create a quilt square per child. Students had to include one square, one triangle and two small squares into their quilt squares. This art and math activity is based on Libs Elliott. She creates artwork using code to generate compositions of colours from simple geometric shapes. Once we collected all the quilt squares, Mme Shannon put them together to create a rainbow pattern. You can view this beautiful mural at the entrance of our school.

About The Author

My name is Shannon Neill and I am currently the Grade 1/2 teacher at AcadeCap. I began my teaching career in 2017 after graduating from McGill University with a Bachelor’s of Education, specialized in French Immersion Pedagogy. Since my first year of teaching, I have been working with Grade 1 and 2 students, from Montreal, to Winnipeg, and now Ottawa, where I have been with AcadeCap since 2018. Working with students in Grade 1 and 2 is definitely something special. The students are curious, honest and so willing to learn and share - I consider myself pretty lucky to be able to learn from my students every day!

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